The recent transfer news suggests that Celtic are looking for a new defender, with Waasland-Beveren’s Aleksander Vukotic reportedly being of interest.
According to Le Soir, who are a media outlet in Belgium, the 24-year-old will be looking to move clubs after his current club’s recent relegation, with the Hoops as well as Mechelen keeping tabs on the player.
Would Vukotic be a good signing?
Arguably a centre-back could be what the club need, as rumours escalate around the potential departure of Kristoffer Ajer, with European giants Real Madrid being the lastest club interested, according to Mundo Deportivo, alongside Leicester City (Leicester Mercury).
Whether Vukotic is the defender to replace him is up for debate, but at the height of 6 foot 6 inches, there is no doubt he could be a commanding unit for the Hoops defence.
If the club can manage to acquire him on a cheap deal, it might be worth it. However it is worth questioning whether this would be enough to replace Ajer, they might need to spend a lot more money to bring in a player on his level and to maintain their dominance in Scotland.
Fans seemed to have very different opinions upon reading the news. Whilst some seemed keen, others were a little more sceptical with one seemingly indicating as above that the Hoops must spend more to replace Ajer. Meanwhile, another compared him to former Celtic loanee Rami Gershon who also came from the Belgian league but played just three times for the club before ironically completing a move to Waasland-Beveren.
— celticbible (@celticbible) May 26, 2020
Rami Gershon 2.0
— Christian Mc (@gamboa67_mc) May 26, 2020
Enough with the penny pinching. Go big or go home
— PaddyWalsh (@Paddyboy124) May 26, 2020
Slavic centre back, yes please https://t.co/FC6sZK83wZ
— euan_cfc (@euan__cfc) May 26, 2020
Never heard of him, which means he will sign for Southampton for £13m in 2 years. https://t.co/491Rv6Tbxl
— Sean McGinlay (@seanjmcginlay) May 26, 2020
Take benkovic back as part of the ajer deal plus cash job done ☘☘
— Richard mcculloch (@Richardmccull10) May 26, 2020
Looks a good player from those stats
— Graeme (@GReid3112) May 26, 2020
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